The fourth season of “Glee” only premiered last week, but we are already getting word of what can be expected for the remainder of the season. For instance, there will be an episode based on the classic musical, “Grease.”
Speaking to TVGuide.com, series co-creator and executive producer Ian Brennan said writers just finished work on an upcoming episode focused on the music of “Grease.”
“Our ‘Grease’ episode, which we just finished writing, I think, is certainly our strongest episode in a while,” Brennan said. “It just ended up really funny and sweet and weird.” The article states that the “Grease” episode won’t be a “full-on tribute episode,” but Jenna Ushkowitz, who plays Tina Cohen-Chang, also offered up some hints.
“There’s a possibility of a musical and we may be putting on a show,” she said. TVGuide.com then asked her if the show would follow in the footsteps of last year’s production of “West Side Story,” she replied, “perhaps, yes, definitely.”
Fans of “Grease” and “Glee” likely remember last season’s episode that featured the New Directions performing “Summer Nights.” It now appears that may have been a preview of sorts. Other songs from “Grease” we might expect on “Glee” include “Greased Lightning,” “You’re the One That I Want,” “Those Magic Changes” and “Freddy, My Love.”
Joining Ushkowitz in the main cast this season are Lea Michele, Darren Criss, Jane Lynch, Matthew Morrison and Chris Colfer, among others. Additionally, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kate Hudson and Whoopi Goldberg are expected to have recurring roles this season.
The fourth season will also see the debut of Blake Jenner, who won the second season of “Glee Project.”
This week’s episode, which airs on Thursday (September 20) is titled Britney 2.0, and features a tribute of sorts to Britney Spears. As the title of the episode suggests, this is the second “Glee” episode to feature the music of Spears.